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Circle Park News: November/December 2017


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Roessner Wins National Award for Teaching Excellence

Amber Roessner with Award
The American Journalism Historians Association’s (AJHA) Education Committee announced JEM Associate Professor Amber Roessner as the winner of the 2017 National Award for Excellence in Teaching. Find out more
Isaac Ward
Video Entrepreneur: Graduate Has Made Learning His Business
Isaac Ward loves his small town and a good story. Combining the two, he’s found success as an entrepreneur and a student filmmaker. Ward, of LaFollette, graduates from UT on Friday with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media. Find out more.
Scholarship recipients
Three CCI Professors Selected to Participate in Diplomacy Lab Program
Three UT professors, all from the College of Communication and Information, have been accepted to the US Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab for spring 2018—Stuart Brotman, Devendra Dilip Potnis, and Sam Swan. Find out more.
Imagination Library
Students Making Film to Mark Parton’s 100 Millionth Book Giveaway
UT’s Land Grant Films has announced its most ambitious documentary yet: telling the story of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Journalism and Electronic Media Associate Professor Nick Geidner, who leads Land Grant Films, came up with the idea for the project—dubbed 100 Million Stories—after learning the program was on target to give away its 100 millionth book early next year.
Find out more.
Food Fight
Journalism Students Cover The World Food Championships
A team of seven UT journalism and electronic media students and JEM professors Rob Heller and Nick Geidner traveled to Orange Beach, Alabama in November to cover the World Food Championships. This marked the second year in a row that Heller and Geidner’s students covered the live event. Find out more.
Dan Russell
Google Search Guru Hosted by School of Information Sciences
Google search guru Dan Russell presented a free public lecture about online searching on November 6 at the College of Communication and Information. He also conducted a special session with area public librarians and met with CCI graduate students while on campus. Find out more.
Faculty News
Faculty/Staff News
Read the latest news about CCI professor Nick Geidner and staff member Cindy Lancaster. Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News
Read the latest news about Sharon Price John (BS/AD ’86),and Shali Zhang (MS/IS ’88). Find out more
The New Class Notes
CCI Class Notes
Class Notes through November 2017 can be seen at

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